Terry

Jonesboro, AR

#101 Dec 9, 2012
wondering wrote:
I've heard over a hundred. would like to know. How do they get to go there and live in blytheville. Pretty much the same way at gosnell and armorel.
lets just sit back and let it happen while the city goes down.
My two oldest kids were bright and motivated. They got a great education at BHS. One just finished college, and the other's a sophomore with a 4.0 in engineering @ Rolla (used to calling it that). Neither had any problems with the teachers or students @ BHS.
And both received an outstanding education at Blytheville.

My youngest is not so motivated although very bright. He ended up in less challenging classes where there were a majority of other unmotivated kids. Problem is a lot of those kids border on being thugs and several of them crossed that border. He wasn't learning shit although the teachers tried their best. There were too many really, really undisciplined kids to handle whose parents would not or could not control them.

I took him out and put him in Cooter. He's still not motivated, but at least the kids in his classes up there are relatively harmless. I certainly do not believe he's getting a better education, but I know he's around other kids whose parents are trying to raise their kids correctly.

Whether anyone likes it or not, parents have to do what they believe is in their child's best interests.
Guest

Little Rock, AR

#102 Dec 9, 2012
yes, it is a shame that a lot of Blythevilles BEST and BRIGHTEST go to school in Cooter.

Cooter is actually Blytheville North
yep yep

Little Rock, AR

#103 Dec 9, 2012
Terry wrote:
<quoted text>
My two oldest kids were bright and motivated. They got a great education at BHS. One just finished college, and the other's a sophomore with a 4.0 in engineering @ Rolla (used to calling it that). Neither had any problems with the teachers or students @ BHS.
And both received an outstanding education at Blytheville.
My youngest is not so motivated although very bright. He ended up in less challenging classes where there were a majority of other unmotivated kids. Problem is a lot of those kids border on being thugs and several of them crossed that border. He wasn't learning shit although the teachers tried their best. There were too many really, really undisciplined kids to handle whose parents would not or could not control them.
I took him out and put him in Cooter. He's still not motivated, but at least the kids in his classes up there are relatively harmless. I certainly do not believe he's getting a better education, but I know he's around other kids whose parents are trying to raise their kids correctly.
Whether anyone likes it or not, parents have to do what they believe is in their child's best interests.
no shootouts at cooter lately
Good Grief

Little Rock, AR

#104 Dec 9, 2012
Crow T Robot wrote:
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Blytheville gets a 2 rating.
(not my favorite website, I'd rather see actual test results but it gives a quick assessment.)
that just BADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Terry

Jonesboro, AR

#105 Dec 9, 2012
yep yep wrote:
<quoted text>no shootouts at cooter lately
There weren't any at Westside or Columbine either.....until there were.
guest

Oklahoma City, OK

#106 Dec 9, 2012
Guest wrote:
Cooter is actually Blytheville North
So true. They don't want to deal with the daily thug-o-rama that exists at Blytheville. Can't blame them.
I agree

Trumann, AR

#107 Dec 9, 2012
I spoke with a teacher several years ago that was going to another school, she said she was so tired of yelling above the students whowere there to act ignorant and felt so bad for the ones whojust sat there quietly and got nothing out of the class because she couldn't teach for yelling over the ones that dance and talk out loud to eaqch other and show no interest in learning
guest

Little Rock, AR

#108 Dec 9, 2012
Guest wrote:
yes, it is a shame that a lot of Blythevilles BEST and BRIGHTEST go to school in Cooter.
Cooter is actually Blytheville North
so true

bville full of thugnutts
Crow T Robot

Little Rock, AR

#109 Dec 9, 2012
Terry wrote:
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There weren't any at Westside or Columbine either.....until there were.
At most places, people are shocked that shootings could possibly happen in their community.

We have had two murders in less than a week, one involving high school students. Is anyone in shock and disbelief?

Does anybody expect there to be no murders in Blytheville in 2013?
guest

Oklahoma City, OK

#110 Dec 9, 2012
I agree wrote:
I spoke with a teacher several years ago that was going to another school, she said she was so tired of yelling above the students whowere there to act ignorant and felt so bad for the ones whojust sat there quietly and got nothing out of the class because she couldn't teach for yelling over the ones that dance and talk out loud to eaqch other and show no interest in learning
EXACTLY RIGHT. There is no arguing this point because this is the true reason why no one wants their kids there and no teachers want to teach there. Learning and teaching are both huge challenges because of the number of disruptive kids in the classes.
Guest

Little Rock, AR

#111 Dec 9, 2012
time to start splitting classes based on test scores

at least give some of the better kids a chance
guest

United States

#112 Dec 9, 2012
yep yep wrote:
<quoted text>no shootouts at cooter lately
How about anyone getting pushed out a 3 story window? Hhmmmm?
guest

United States

#113 Dec 9, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>LH one of those 4?
Aw you must have had problems with LH to bring her up. Did she get at your man?
guest

Oklahoma City, OK

#114 Dec 9, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Aw you must have had problems with LH to bring her up. Did she get at your man?
She gets her panties in a twist any time someone speaks the truth about Bytheville schools. She is in denial just like Atwill and the handful of Blytheville supporters. Wake up and ADMIT there's a problem and then FIX IT. Denying there is a problem is only making things worse.
Guest

Little Rock, AR

#115 Dec 10, 2012
Crow T Robot wrote:
<quoted text>
At most places, people are shocked that shootings could possibly happen in their community.
We have had two murders in less than a week, one involving high school students. Is anyone in shock and disbelief?
Does anybody expect there to be no murders in Blytheville in 2013?
How many murders in Blytheville for 2012?

On per capita basis, Blytheville should be in top 3 of entire United States.
Crow T Robot

Little Rock, AR

#116 Dec 10, 2012
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>
How many murders in Blytheville for 2012?
On per capita basis, Blytheville should be in top 3 of entire United States.
There have been 7 that I can remember. Plus several others shot and shot at. In the spring(?) we had that shooting spree which included six people shot in three days.

When I've looked at crime stats, we are worse than all large cities. I haven't seen a ranking for smaller towns, but it is hard to find any murder rates as high as ours when searching by individual towns.

And it's been this way for several years in a row.
Guest

Oklahoma City, OK

#117 Dec 10, 2012
Very scary! It used to be a good place to live!
Leaving

Oklahoma City, OK

#118 Dec 10, 2012
I have decided to leave! If I had the answers I would try to stay and help! I think my family deserves better! It is not hate but looking for a safer environment! I do know every place has crIme and problems!
guest2

United States

#119 Dec 10, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>She gets her panties in a twist any time someone speaks the truth about Bytheville schools. She is in denial just like Atwill and the handful of Blytheville supporters. Wake up and ADMIT there's a problem and then FIX IT. Denying there is a problem is only making things worse.
If the problem is as a previous poster stated the thugs & thug mentality, how do you propose Atwill & his supporters fix that? The man is not God. He can't do the impossible. There's way too much of that in Blytheville for any human to fix. I think he & the whole Blytheville school system are doing a great job with what they've got to work with.
guest

Oklahoma City, OK

#120 Dec 10, 2012
guest2 wrote:
<quoted text>
If the problem is as a previous poster stated the thugs & thug mentality, how do you propose Atwill & his supporters fix that? The man is not God. He can't do the impossible. There's way too much of that in Blytheville for any human to fix. I think he & the whole Blytheville school system are doing a great job with what they've got to work with.
Well if it cannot be fixed, then STOP pretending that it can, and stop sugar coating everything because the public knows the truth about the problems in the Blytheville schools. It only makes those supporters look stupid when they flatly deny there are any problems that need addressing.

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